Rhemalove's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Anthony
Beneficiary's Name: Lynn
VJ Member: Rhemalove
Country: Canada

Last Updated: 2018-12-31
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Immigration Checklist for Anthony & Lynn:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2017-01-06
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-01-13
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-04-03
NVC Received : 2017-04-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-04-26
NVC Left : 2017-04-27
Consulate Received : 2017-05-03
Packet 3 Received : 2017-05-09
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-05-09
Packet 4 Received : 2017-05-10
Interview Date : 2017-05-31 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2017-06-06
US Entry : 2017-06-23
Marriage : 2017-07-01
Comments : Well here I am blogging about my interview experience like many whom have gone before me. I have to say that it was the easiest part of the whole experience. I booked a hotel on the advice of someone from Visa Journey. I wanted something really close within walking distance. Flew in the night before. Got to hotel early enough to be able to walk to embassy and check where the entry was. When arriving there I noticed a sign in the window stating they were not open till eight am. Which was kinda of confusing because my appointment was 7:30. The next morning I walked up to the Embassy,(really it was five minutes away). Got there around 5 mins after 7:00. One person was waiting outside and the entryway door was locked and lights were out. So we walked around the building to check to see if there was another entry. A security guard told us that technically they don't open till eight but there should be someone to let us in at around 7:45 which is kinda weird seeings as the appointment for about five of us by now was for 7:30. Sure enough the lights came on at 7:30. Security officer let's you in and another person by the front door asks to see your paper that proves you have an appointment and your passport. They do a security check. Please make sure not to bring Any electrical devices. Went through airport style security check like the airport. Told to go down the stairs and wait there. We decided to sort through papers in the order of laminated paper given us when we entered the building.And the when they were ready for us to go upstairs we got in the elevator as a group and went to the 19 floor. We sat and wait for them to call our number. We were the second person called up. The people working there were very friendly. The first person asked me to give documents in the order she asked for them. We brought two files of double copies of everything. And put post it notes on each one and labelled them. Very helpful. We had observed one or two people anxiously trying to find their information.Then I got called up for interview. The lady asked me very easy questions. How did you meet, how long have you known each other, what kind of work does he do? What kind of activities do we like to do together, and when was the last time I saw my fiance. We were approved. The whole process from arrival to departure took a little less than hour. All in all a very good experience.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 80 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 138 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.


Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Seattle WA
Date Filed : 2017-07-10
NOA Date : 2017-08-01
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2017-08-23
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2018-12-19 Submit Review
Approval / Denial Date : 2018-12-21
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2018-12-30
Comments : Very friendly and helful staff. Interviewer was very kind, friendly and easy to engage with. Interview was 8:15 am we waited 20 minutes past our interview time and then interviewer called our number stating she recognized us from our picture.
We stood and raised our right hands and swore that we would tell the truth to the best of our ability.
She asked me a few question: what is your date of birth, what is my husbands date of birth, where was he born. how did you meet, when was our wedding date?
Then she stated that she needed to ask us a list of question so she did.
Then she asked for proof of cohabitation, we gave her bills, car insurance, phone bills, tax return transcripts, anything that proved we lived together with both names on each copy. She never asked for medical, or marriage certificate. We pretty much had everything already in the file from K-1 visa interview.
We gave her more recent pictures and she looked at our wedding album.
Then we signed a paper stating everything we said was true to the best of our knowledge. We made sure she had our new address she asked what name I would like on the greencard . She said she had everything she needed and would need to review everything. We would know in a couple of weeks. Which I guess is how they are doing thing now. A bit disconcerting. I expected a you are approved at the end of the meeting. Nothing. It tooks 2 days and now our green cards is being printed


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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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